Kendra, our Collections Assistant, shares an exciting discovery from the museum’s print archive: snapshots from the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II in May 1896.
We’re home to over three million items of historical and cultural significance. Our world-class collection encompasses iconic objects and remarkable archives in the areas of photography, cinematography, television, sound and new media. Peek behind the scenes and discover some hidden treasures…
Collection tours at the museum can lead to surprising discoveries—as the tale of the Cutteslowe Walls in Oxford proves.
To celebrate Record Store Day, we’ve picked our top 5 record-related favourites from our collection—though they might not all be quite what you’d expect!
The Daily Herald Archive records political milestones, but also illuminates how the newspaper interpreted these developments.
As well as books and journals, our library is home to self-published zines covering community broadcasting and pirate radio.
Photographer Keeley Bentley writes about her experience researching in our archives, and the links she found between our collection and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
A life-size cardboard cut-out of the Spice Girls might not be something you would expect to find in a museum store…